König schießen (King Shoot) – This historic competition, held annually since the founding of the club in 1864, sees the ‘King’ will issue the customary challenge for all competitors to attempt to take his crown in a 12 shot (plus 3 optional ‘sighters’) 200yard ring target competition. The new King will receive $500 plus $500 to support the honor of adding a Medal to the Kingship belt. Additional prizes will be awarded for placings in all categories.
Weekly Competitions – Centrefire & Military starts at 12pm unless otherwise stated
Rimfire starts at 12pm unless otherwise stated
Centrefire matches are currently being shot on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month (some Sunday’s, refer to the calendar) , for scope or aperture competitors. This discipline is shot over 200 yards (180 metres), using eight rounds for the first section, the first two of which are optional sighters. The second round consists of seven rounds (one optional sighter) the centre of the target is counted as a thirteen, and with 12 shots to count, makes a total of 156 possible.
Rimfire (.22LR) matches are currently held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, where shooters can test their skills at one hundred yards using scope or open sights. This discipline requires four rounds of ten shots to count. The first round consists of thirteen shots, of which the worst three are sighters. The next three rounds consist of ten shots each, all of which count. The possible for this event is 400, and as the ten ring is 1 inch (1 MOA) this is quite a challenge over 40 rounds. Shooting is done from a booth sitting on a box, whilst leaning their rifle barrel against a post to shoot. Alternatively the shooter may assume the prone position.
Service Rifle (or Military) matches are currently 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, and normally consist of 23 rounds for the core detail and a further 10 rounds for the optional rapid fire events, shot at 200 yards. It is a combination of both new and historical firearms which are currently being used or have been used in the military, police force, prison services etc. This discipline is mainly made up of military firearms that are issued to any county in the world’s military service. These matches are broken up depending on the class of rifle. The most common class is the standard issue rifle, but other classes include accurised, modified (variations made), scoped (or sniper based rifles), black powder military rifles (original and reproductions) and cadet (or trainer rifles). In addition, Cadet matches are held on the first Saturday of the month from 9.30am.